NWS

MP97 Fire nears end, aftermath work begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you have an area that’s been hit by a wildfire, heavy rainfall is no longer it’s best friend—it’s actually its worst enemy. Southern Oregon’s largest fire thus far this summer, the Milepost 97 Fire, is 95 percent contained. While …

NWS & ODF partnering for fire season

Medford, Ore. —  In Wednesday’s Fire Danger Red report, a storm is making its way through the region and it’s bringing the potential for fires. The storm began passing through the Rogue Valley this afternoon. With thunderstorms, comes the potential for lightning. Which …

More regional wet weather on the way

Medford, Ore. — Rain, rain, and it’s here to stay. For the next few days, anyway. The region is feeling the fall weather – meaning cooler conditions and wet weather. It’s also bringing on some weather advisories. Including a Winter Weather Advisory …

Lightning continues to spark multiple fires

Jackson County, Ore. — Many of the fires currently burning around the region are believed to be caused by lightning. The Oregon Department of Forestry said it estimates more than 40 lightning-caused fires in the past week and it anticipates through the season. …

Regional hot temperatures make history

Medford, Ore. — The hot temperatures are putting several local agencies on alert. The old record high in Medford on August 2nd was 105 degrees back in 1993, now we’ve smashed another record. The all-time record high temperature recorded at the Rogue Valley …

Freezing temperatures may break winter records

Medford, Ore. — Temperatures are expected to drop dramatically within the next two weeks – especially next week. The National Weather Service reported temperatures are already two to three degrees lower than they normally are at this time of year – and …

The calm before the storm

Medford, Ore. — It’s been 54 years since the famous “Columbus Day Storm” and the National Weather Service said if this weekend’s storm goes as predicted, it will be one for the history books. Don’t be fooled by a sunny day in …